Students in caps and gowns at graduation.

Honors College Graduation

Ceremony Details

The Honors College will host its annual Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo north campus.

Check in begins at 5:00 pm. You should plan to arrive to the site no later than 5:30 pm to be seated by the start of the ceremony at 6:00 pm.


Dr. Muller with four grads.During the ceremony each student will be recognized and receive an Honors College stole. Students are asked to wear their graduation cap and gown. Assistance with your graduation hood will be provided.


Parking is available in the parking lots near Slee Hall (#3 on the map). North Campus Map

Student Speaker

All students interested in being the student speaker must submit a speech, no longer than five minutes in duration focusing on your Honors College experience. Speeches are due to Jonathan Freifeld at by Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The student selected to speak at graduation will be issued up to a total of four tickets for the ceremony.

Requested Materials

  1. All students are invited to submit a single slide with one photo to be included in a slideshow to be shown during the reception. Slides are due to the Honors College and should be sent to by Friday, April 12. We will review pictures and comments for appropriateness. *Family, friends and ceremony guests will look for your slide so do not miss this opportunity to say thanks and be included.
  2. If you would like to submit additional Honors College pictures for the slide show please send them to by Friday, April 12.

Graduation Survey

The Honors College is eager to hear about your undergraduate experience. You will receive an email from the Honors College with a unique link to complete a brief survey which includes your RSVP for graduation and ticket request.

The first part of the survey will be used to highlight your accomplishments and future plans during the graduation ceremony. Your submission is due by April 19, 2019.

Each student will be guaranteed two guest tickets and can enter a random lottery (up to two additional tickets) if extra tickets are available. We will notify you by email by April 26, 2019 if a randomized lottery took place and you were able to have your additional ticket request fulfilled.

Accessibility Accommodations

Accessibility accommodations for your family members are available on a limited basis. Please contact Jonathan Freifeld directly at to discuss these accommodations. If we do not have your request by April 26, 2019 we may not be able to secure reserved seats for your family members.

Additional Information

University at Buffalo Commencement Information

Last updated: April 30, 2019 9:48 am EST